Who Is the Antichrist?

(Updated 9/18/2003)This is an important question many teachers and scholars have attempted to answer for a long time. This paper will not attempt to give a name to the individual in question who is, all probability, alive today. Who he is, is of less importance to genuine Christians than as to what he does and to a lesser degree, where he comes from. Here we will look into these issues.

This paper is not an exercise in political correctness, however it is not written to create dissension in the body of Christ. This is being written because most people that claim Christ as their savior will not be able to recognize him when he comes. This is why Jesus Christ emphasized watching with such a repetitious determination. This one of Christ’s most oft repeated warnings to the believers that live at the end of the age. What are we to watch for? The signs of Christ’s coming, and we can only know what to watch for by studying (not just reading) God's word. The study of the end times is probably one of the most important undertakings any Christian can do right now. The study of salvation, grace and love are foundational principles and they are most important. However, Paul called these doctrines milk, clearly meaning that they were for spiritual children, no... spiritual infants for only infants drink milk as their primary diet. An infant does not know his right hand from his left. He does not know who to trust and will be carried away by any stranger to God knows where. This describes the Church today. People who are spiritually infants (perhaps not even regenerated) who have no idea what the all the concern about Bible prophecy is all about. Sometimes, they even have the temerity to condemn those who study it and warn from it, as Christ so often did. Therefore this paper is both a study and a warning, lest we be like the Pharisees of Christ’s time that did not want to see the hour of their visitation, and were condemned to hell for it.

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Mat 23:33)

 

Notice who the entire chapter (Matt 23) is addressed to, it is the Pharisees (priests) and the Scribes (those charged with copying and translating) the scriptures. It was to the religious establishment. Here is a key that so many teachers miss, that religious establishment got it wrong and were effectively cast out of the kingdom for their error in the prophetic interpretations. Therefore we should…

 

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. (Luk 21:34)

 

and

For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. (Rom 11:21)

 

 

Yes, these warnings are for the Church. Christ and Paul are telling you something in the plainest language there is. It is up to the modern day deceivers to change the meaning of these words and then tell you these warnings are not for the church... and certainly not for you.

 

Who is the Antichrist?

 

He is also known as the man of sin (2Thes 2:3);

The Assyrian (Isaiah 10:5-FF, 31:8-ff; Micah 5:5-ff)

The King Of Babylon – (Isiah 14:4-ff)

The Little Horn – Daniel 7:8-24

The Son of Perdition (2Thes 2:3)

 

This is not an exhaustive list as he is also called the wicked, the Beast and the King of the North. These titles are clues that assist the student in determining not so much the identity of the person but his character his actions and the system he rules over. They are keys for the watchful so they will not be taken in by the deceitfulness of the Antichrist…and he will be most deceitful. He is going to fool just about everybody.

 

The Antichrist will arise out of a system of ten kings.

 

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev 13:1-18)

 

 

Here, in this verse on can see that there is a system in place a system that has ten kings and has the attributes of beasts (empires). The question here is this; is he referring to beasts empires, the attributes of which make up this Antichrist system, as empires of the past or co-existent with the antichrist? Here is a thought, unlike tradition that says these empires are Assyria, Babylon Greece and Rome, What if they are the same entities from Daniel Chapter 7 being:

 

-The Lion (UK)

-The Bear (Russia)

-The Leopard (Germany) - Dominion given to it by the four allied powers after WWII (Russia, Britain France and the US)

-The deadful Fourth Beast


It is the wings that came out of the Lion that stood up as a man (out of the LION) that is interesting here and this could be referring to America look carefully as the wings come out of the lion; as America came out of England and later the symbol of a man in very much associated with America (Uncle Sam) who would then be the key part of the system of(the dreadful forth beast)1. I am not saying that traditions is wrong per-se here, it is just that the similarities are too stark to ignore and that there may be a dual fulfillment here that many have missed. The important thing to remember is that these are kingdoms that SHALL ARISE (Dan 7:17), and the traditional interpretation has one entities in the past from Daniel. How can anyone think that the most powerful, no...far and away the most powerful military and nation that has ever existed could not be mentioned in scripture? Yet this is what the shepherds of America have been teaching for over 100 years!

 

This system is mentioned both here in Revelation and also in the book of the Daniel. Many have taught that this is a revival of the Roman empire. This view, while seemingly sound, if looked at very closely does not stand up to the closest of scrutiny. This usually comes form the belief that the ten toes of Daniel (Chapter 2) corresponding to the Ten horns/Kings of Daniel and revelation. This however does not necessarily tell of any revived roman empire but speaks of the empire itself when Christ arrived and set up the Kingdom Of God. For Daniel’s interpretation is clear that is in the days of these kings God will set up his kingdom2. Indeed this is an important verse often used by those who teach the a-millennial and post-millennial view of prophecy. For Christ did come in the time of the ten-toed (Roman) kingdom and he did set up his kingdom on earth.

 

 

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

(Luk 17:20)

 

And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

(Luk 18:29)

 

And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

(Luk 19:11)

 

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

(Rom 14:17)

 

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

(1Co 4:20)

 

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

(1Co 6:9)

 

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

(1Co 6:10)

 

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

(1Co 15:50)

 

 

 

Here we can see that Jesus Christ came preaching the Kingdom Of God, the kingdom that eventually destroyed Rome. Therefore the ten toes in the vision of Daniel and the final ten kings of the end of the age in Rev 13 do not seem to me to be the same and therefore probably do not constitute revival of the Roman Empire. However, there are many teachers who give some excellent scripturally based arguments that the ten toes of this image is actually the end time 10 kings of Daniel and Revelation (to be discussed later in this article) and thus this passage refers to the final manifestation of the earth's 'beast' government. This author does not dispute this possibility, only that a so-called revival of the Roman Empire does not seem to be indicated in this passage.



In fact if there is any empire that seems to fill the parameters set down by Daniel it is the Greek Empire. This is because the little horn rises in the latter time of their kingdom.

 

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.(Dan 8:23)

 

If one looks at this entire chapter one can see that here he is not speaking of Rome but of Greece. For the verses before this describe in the minutest detail, the kingdom of Alexander the Great, his empire, his death and the division of his kingdom. It is Greece, not Rome that it is stated that in the latter time of THEIR kingdom, these things begin to happen, describing the person and work of the Antichrist. If there is any 'revival here, it is a revival of A Greek civilization, the civilization that brought us democracy and much of western culture.

 

However, it must be clearly stated the end times system does have a ten king system in place this is clear from Revelation 13:1-18 and 17:12-14. It just is not the ten toes that Daniel spoke of, or as it is interpreted a revived Roman Empire. This is often taken to be the New European Union, which now has 15 members and is ready to take on ten more making the number 25. This should show any reasonable person that this interpretation is fallacious and needs to be re-examined, God is not confused, but many so-called prophecy teachers are. Yet so many simply persist in what is showing itself to be an embarrassment. Indeed, one must wonder why these teachers persist in this teaching. These men, who invariably are part of America's multi-billion dollar religion business, are pointing the worlds Christians in the wrong direction.



Another important aspect of the above verses is the nature of this beast, it has the names of blasphemy on it. It mocks the living God and his Christ. The trend in the world today is clearly moving in that direction. One need only to look at modern American TV to see how Christians and God are portrayed. This spirit of blasphemy is real and it is ever increasing. This is one a key clue Christians should take heed when assessing a system, government, organization or corporation that is under the control of the Beast. It will mock Christians and Jesus Christ and seek to undermine the values and principles laid out in the word of God. The end-times system will be the epitome of blasphemy, and it will eventually severely persecute the saints of God.



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In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Daniel spoke and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever. Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart. (Dan 7:1-28) 

 

Here notice that the ten horns are in the beasts head (a clear difference inferred, from the ten toes of Daniel Chapter 2 which are toes located on the feet of the image). Notice that this fourth beast is diverse, (different) than any of the previous beast and it treads down the whole earth. Here we see that the little horn (Antichrist) comes up AFTER the ten kings come to power and that he will subdue, three of the ten kings on the beasts head. Here we can also see that the beast overcomes and prevails against the saints of God Until Christ comes back again. Notice here that the wording is very carefully different here than the Daniel Chapter two, there we see that the God sets up his kingdom in the days of the ‘ten toes’. However here in Daniel Chapter 7 we notice that the saints actually have been given the kingdom of the Beast and the power of judgment. The old beast is actually destroyed by God. Another very important point is that these beasts are future from Daniel, Verse 17 clearly states this. This important point throws many traditional interpretations out of the window.

 

The fact that the ten horns are on the head of the Beast lines up perfectly with the ten Crowns of Revelation 13, as they too are located on the head of the beast. So we will have a ten-king/horned system of government or empire in as the final form of secular/satanic government on earth just before Christ returns. This beast will encompass elements of the four Beasts, the Lion, Leopard, Bear and the dreadful fourth kingdom into its kingdom. This the final formation of the ten kings and Four beast system that the Antichrist will reign over or a short time.

 

 

The Antichrist when he arrives will cause everyone on earth, not just in selected regions, as some teach, to receive a mark on his right hand or forehead. In this one action one can recognize the person and work of Antichrist. While it is actually the false prophet that actually causes people to take the mark, the mark itself is based on the Antichrist's name and the worship (pledge of allegiance) to him and his government. In this mark is a riddle that requires wisdom that being the number of his name which comes up to six hundred, sixty and six (600 60 6).  This number will not be obvious and it will require wisdom to understand it when it arrives. Those who do not have this wisdom will not recognize it for what it is, The mark of the beast that grants ANY WHO TAKE IT  A ONE WAY, NON REFUNDABLE, NON_NEGOTIABLE, NON-DISPOSABLE TICKET TO THE LAKE OF FIRE. The scripture says that is the number of a man that man being the one world leader of the Beast system

 

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Rev 13:16-18)

 

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. (Rev 14:9-12)

HINT:

Look at the Roman numerals at the base of the pyramid and you get this.

Many people will have a problem with this identification. If so, I can only say that the American Spirit is a spirit of religion. It is the religion of masonic, humanistic occultism, it is a tenet of faith for most Americans and like a talisman or a magical incantation, the word America and FAITH in its institutions are the foundations of most Americans basic belief systems. In other words, Americanism is a religion. American Christians are no exception because most have subordinated their love for this masonic system to their professed love for Christ. Many cannot see the clearly occult significance of the Great Seal, they cannot see the Antichrist spirit rising in America, or if they do, they make excuses for it. They cannot see because it has not been given for them to see:


He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. (Mat 13:11)


Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Dan 12:10)



Remember this as well, in Daniel there is an event that is very similar to the coming mark of the beast; there was the worship of an image and those that did not worship were to be killed and the number 6 figures in prominently.


Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits, and its breadth six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the satraps, the prefects, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the justices, and all the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Then were gathered the satraps, the prefects, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the justices, and all the officials of the provinces, to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. And they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, at the time you hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, zither, the lyre, harp, bagpipe, and all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. And whoever does not fall down and worship, at that moment they will be thrown into the middle of a burning fiery furnace. Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, the pipe, zither, the lyre, harp, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Then at that time certain Chaldeans came near and accused the Jews. They spoke and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live forever. You, O king, have made a decree that every man who shall hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, zither, the lyre, harp, and the bagpipe, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image. And whoever does not fall down and worship, he should be thrown into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There are men, Jews, whom you have set over the business of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, do not heed you. They do not serve your gods nor worship the golden image which you have set up. Then Nebuchadnezzar in anger and wrath commanded them to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said to them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? Do you not serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Now if you are ready, at the time you hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, zither, the lyre, harp, and bagpipe, and all kinds of music, fall down and worship the image which I have made. But if you do not worship, in that moment you shall be thrown into the middle of a burning fiery furnace. And who is that god who shall deliver you out of my hand? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to return a word to you on this matter. If it is so that our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, then He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods nor worship the golden image which you have set up. Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and the form of his face was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He spoke and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated. And he commanded mighty men in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to throw them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men were tied up in their slippers, their tunics, and their mantles, and their other clothes, and were thrown into the middle of the burning fiery furnace. Then because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was amazed. And he rose up in haste and spoke and said to his advisers, Did we not throw three men bound into the middle of the fire? They answered and said to the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Behold! I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and there is no harm among them. And the form of the fourth is like a son of the gods. Then Nebuchadnezzar came near the door of the burning fiery furnace. He answered and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come forth and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth from the middle of the fire. And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king's advisers gathered and saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power (and the hair of their head was not scorched, nor were their slippers changed, nor had the smell of fire clung on them). Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His Angel and has delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and have changed the king's words and have given their bodies that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God. And a decree is given by me, that every people, nation, and language, who speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be made into mere members, and his house shall be made an outhouse. Because there is no other God who can deliver in this way. Then the king made Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego prosper in the province of Babylon. (Dan 3:1-30)


There are several things to notice here. The DIMENSIONS of the image were 60 and 6. Second there are six instruments listed that were to be played at the worship of this image. It takes a divine revelation to see the occult nature of our own national 'image'. It requires wisdom, it requires understanding, and most Christians will not see because they do not want to see because it assaults their religion of Americanism. Remember this, it is not coincidence that this compulsory worship takes place in ANCIENT BABYLON. This event in Daniel Chapter three was a preview of the coming mark of the beast. Remember what John the Apostle said in the book of Revelation; It will require wisdom and understanding it will not be a giant 666. The scriptures are most specific the actual number, is not 666, but 600, 60 and 6 (chi xi stigma) . The above diagram gives the exact number given in the scripture! There is a mystery and a some sort of calculation or conundrum must be solved:


Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six. (Rev 13:18)



The antichrist will master money and wealth of the earth using his mark as a tool of control for no one will be able to buy or sell unless he has this mark on his right hand or his forehead. Here is going to be the ultimate test for ‘Christians’ who are serving mammon rather than Christ in the last days. This verse has an important exhortation in it as well; 'here is the patience of the saints'. What is he telling us here? Simple that things are going to get very difficult for believers and that keeping ones faith in Christ will require patience. Mammon is going to demand its allegiance and a mans soul, just like Jesus said;

 

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Mat 6:24)

 

Jesus said that you CAN NOT do it. As the saying goes today ‘what part of NOT don’t you understand?  Here we can see that when the system of mammon fails, and a Global economic collapse is right now in progress, those who serve it will be tempted, and a strong temptation it will be, into a new system in order to keep what little wealth they have remaining. The new system will use a form of currency that people have not really used before, at least not on such a scale. Money will almost certainly be electronic and people will have to put their FAITH in the digital-beast money and the people that run it, rather than in the God that made all things.

 

The system that will be ushered in will have many aspects that will entice people to accept it. It will remove the underground economies of the world, it will allow governments to track criminal proceeds better, it will do way with drug money laundering, monetary punishments for crimes will have more effect as no one can stash cash away for a rainy day. There will be many reasons why such a system will sell itself to the people of the Beast kingdom. But most of all the two most important motivators that move the Devils children will case them to accept it, greed and fear.

 

The antichrist will have control wealth and Daniel says about him that

 

But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. (Dan 11:38)

and

But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. (Dan 11:43)

Here we can see that wealth is something that the Antichrist is after, as he is the living breathing personification of the spirit of Mammon, which is Satan himself. However, the leadership of the earth knows that no one will accept such a system unless there is some sort of tragedy or crisis. Look at what happened after 911; anti-terrorist legislation was passed with extreme swiftness, legislation that the members of the house HAD NOT EVEN READ before they voted on it. The bill had almost certainly been written before the attacks, then a crisis occurred (or was manufactured) to bring about the desired results, that being the destruction of Constitutional protections for American citizens. This is how the mark of the beast will certainly be brought about. A crisis of such a magnitude will occur that will cause people to accept the new system without really thinking about it or considering all the ramifications, just like the US Congress did after 911. A Global banking crisis that closes the banking system down for several weeks (no ATM’s, checks are not honored, no charge cards, paper money worthless, etc) would case the people of the earth to bow before the beast with lightning speed in order to eat.  This is the patience of the saints, as they will not be able to participate in the devils system and remain saints. Many Christians are hard-headed and will not listen to the witness of the scripture or the witness of Gods true prophets and will be cast alive into the lake of fire when they put their faith in mammon (Antichrist) rather than God and take the mark.

 The King of Babylon

 

One enigma that has fascinated me is the the King of Babylon. He is identified in the book of Isaiah as being an opponent of God.  Yet God identifies another, more important spiritual power which is the real King of Babylon. The Book of Isaiah talks about the King of Babylon and identifies him in all his spiritual wickedness. You will find the Proverb against the king of Babylon in Isaiah Chapter 14 versus 4-23.  He is violent (vs. 6) he has power over nations (vs. 6).  He is pompous (vs. 11) there is rejoicing when he falls (vs. 8). He winds up in hell (vs. 9) his name is Lucifer (vs. 12) He is arrogant enough to think he can be like God (vs. 13) he shakes kingdoms, (vs. 16) he destroys the entire planet (vs. 17).  More descriptions of this spiritual entity can be found in the book of Ezekiel, Chapter 28 Verses 12-19. Here we have more information He was the Anointed Cherub (High ranking angel) (vs. 14), he was actually in the Garden of Eden (vs 13) he was perfect (Gods Opinion! vs 15) be was beautiful  (vs 17) and he’ll will be destroyed for all to see (vs 18-19).

Lucifer is the King of Babylon. It is Lucifer who deceives the planet into serving him. From this scriptural understanding of the real power behind Babylon, we can determine that Babylon is a Luciferian system.  It is the Devil's Kingdom top to bottom. It is founded in iniquity and sin and is destined for destruction. Because Mystery Babylon holds such an important place in the book of revelation it seems a very strong probability that the Antichrist will arise from this Mystery Babylon system or at the very least, the remains of it. I say remains because the 10 kings burn her (Mystery Babylon) with fire and thus come into full power with the Beast, There is an enigma here that has yet to be fully ascertained. The fact that the entire system before and after the destruction of Babylon is Luciferian is, I believe, an extremely important point. The King of Babylon (its ruler, temporal and spiritual) is an important piece of the prophetic puzzle. Today, George Bush is not only the the President of the US but by international law he is also the King of Ancient Babylon (Iraq). Thus we have America deeply associated with Babylon.

This verse must be applied to the very end of the age because if we note here; after the Antichrist is destroyed, the Earth is at rest (vs. 7). Hence the dirge against the King of Babylon has to apply to some future date as the conditions described here have never happened on earth before. The kings of Babylon is described as striking the nations with a continuous stroke. In words he is extremely violent and cruel. While the passage used here from verse 12 to verse 14 describe Lucifer as the spiritual entity, verse 16 describes the man (Hebrew 'ÎYSH', meaning man or male person). This shows that there is a human connected with the office of the King of Babylon. He is Satanic to the core and is in all probability a key part of the Antichrist system if he is not the Antichrist himself. What is most interesting about this dirge is that later on the prophet refers to the Assyrian in the same context as being destined for destruction. Here the destruction will take place in the land of the Lord (my land, i.e., Israel, Verse 25). This destruction almost certainly is a result of the Assyrian's attempt to invade Israel. So we have the King of Babylon and the Assyrian associated with Lucifer, whose power extends over the whole earth, (Vs. 6 and verse 26). God wants to make the certainty of their future destruction as clear as possible.

For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? (Isa 14:27)


The Assyrian is a very important prophetic entity and under no circumstances should his end-time roll be ignored. Repeatedly he is mentioned in conjunction with an invasion of Jerusalem and the return of the Messiah.


Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and to the writers that write perverseness; to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? They shall only bow down under the prisoners, and shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. Ho Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, the staff in whose hand is mine indignation! I will send him against a profane nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few. For he saith, Are not my princes all of them kings? Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? Wherefore it shall come to pass, that, when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. For he hath said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the bounds of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures, and like a valiant man I have brought down them that sit on thrones: and my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one gathereth eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered all the earth: and there was none that moved the wing, or that opened the mouth, or chirped. Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? shall the saw magnify itself against him that wieldeth it? as if a rod should wield them that lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up him that is not wood. Therefore will the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory there shall be kindled a burning like the burning of fire. And the light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; and it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day. And he will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and it shall be as when a standard-bearer fainteth. And the remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child may write them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and they that are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again lean upon him that smote them, but shall lean upon Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people, Israel, be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them shall return: a destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness. For a full end, and that determined, will the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, make in the midst of all the earth. Therefore thus saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian, though he smite thee with the rod, and lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation against thee shall be accomplished, and mine anger shall be directed to his destruction. And Jehovah of hosts will stir up against him a scourge, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and his rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up after the manner of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall depart from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed by reason of fatness. He is come to Aiath, he is passed through Migron; at Michmash he layeth up his baggage; they are gone over the pass; they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah trembleth; Gibeah of Saul is fled. Cry aloud with thy voice, O daughter of Gallim! hearken, O Laishah! O thou poor Anathoth! Madmenah is a fugitive; the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety. This very day shall he halt at Nob: he shaketh his hand at the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. Behold, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, will lop the boughs with terror: and the high of stature shall be hewn down, and the lofty shall be brought low. And he will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one. (Isa 10:1-34)

 


Notice the path the Assyrian takes on his way to Jerusalem and the cities he passes through. The indignation spoken of here is very much in keeping with the indignation of Daniel.


And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

(Dan 11:36)


Here Daniel is discussing the future King of the North which is generally associated with the man of sin. See also Isaiah 26:20. The Assyrian is strongly associated with an indignation and the overthrow of Jerusalem.


He is also mentioned most clearly in the book of Micah. The verses here show here, as those in Isaiah, a real lust for treasure and honor. Micah also discusses the Assyrian in vivid detail with specific reference to the Messiah.




But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. Therefore will he give them up, until the time [that] she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. And this [man] shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver [us] from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

(Mic 5:2-6)


Yes, the Assyrian is a key figure in end-time prophecy, yet to hear so many teachers today, you would never know it. But each of these verses make it clear that Jerusalem is the military target of the Assyrians rage. Something happens that rises the ire of the Assyrian. (please cross reference with Isaiah 17:1).


And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem [shall be] my strength in the LORD of hosts their God. In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, [even] in Jerusalem. The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify [themselves] against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David [shall be] as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

(Zec 12:3-11)


Notice this passage of Scripture clearly makes reference to the Messiah at the time of this battle for Jerusalem, Also notice this key point that there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, and that the mourning will be like the day King Josiah was killed in the Valley of Meggido (the same place that the armies of the battle of Armageddon are to be gathered in the future). This weeping will be for the Messiah, who was wrongly put to death. Also, many nations are coming against Jerusalem and in the Isaiah prophecy above we notice that the Assyrian has gathered many nations with him in his battle. While this passage does not specifically mention the Assyrian by name, it seems to be consistent with the other quoted verses that do mention it.


I believe that it is the Assyrian Branch of the divided Greek empire that will give rise to the man of sin. Remember that when Alexander's empire was divided it went to four generals.



Watch this region of the world, my studies point to this as being the cradle of antichrist.


Occult Theocracy

There will be an occult/demonic aspect to the entire system that the Antichrist sets up. Even now one can see the images of the beast all over the place. The most prominent is the pyramid with the eye on top. Many variations of this can be seen in Corporate America and the US Government. From AOL’s logo to the super secret  DARPA; from the dollar bill, to the pyramid architecture used by a growing number of corporations. These various occult logos, usually hailing from the religions of ancient Egypt, witchcraft (wicca) and even Satanism are becoming more and more apparent in Corporate America and America’s marketplace. For those who are interested, there is an article that is short and to the point on this. Go to this PDF document.. The Antichrist will be a committed occultist, but to those who know nothing about God or the occult, it will pass unnoticed and thus be ignored. This occult government is here, now. It is not coming. But most Americans cannot see it and mock those who expose it. When the Antichrist finally arrives he will do what Christ will do when he comes, he will go to Jerusalem and proclaim himself God2. Many Christians, who do not know their bibles, will be fooled by this impostor, not having watched or even knowing what to watch for. Masonic/Occult influences already run the American government. They already are in power, no one gets to the top levels of the US government without Masonic Connections. (Prince Hall, Scottish rite, Skull and Bones, Rosicrucian, etc.) They can be referred to as ‘builders’, that is, those that are building the world order that the Antichrist will eventually  rule over. This term 'builders' is used by the masons themselves to describe their political work. Foster Bailey, a 33rd Degree mason wrote in his book Changing esoteric values that ‘the Occult hierarchy of the planet functions in a way that is a bit analogous to the way any great international powerful corporation functions in the world today’.

Most people have little or no idea that the world in which we live is run by an occult hierarchy that is led by Satan himself. They will not believe it no matter what. It goes against the training and mental control mechanisms that keep people from asking difficult questions and keeps their faith in the visible governmental institutions that, unknown to them, are controlled secretly by an occult hierarchy under powerful spiritual forces.  This hierarchy will be run by the Antichrist when the ‘builders’ are finished with their work. Reader Beware: it is no coincidence that out current President and his father hail from the Skull and Bones Society.

 

Where will the Antichrist come from?

 

I do not know. What follows here is speculation. Nothing more. If you do not like speculation, you should stop reading this now, but it may help you discover at the right time who is the Antichrist.



There are some other possibilities, beside the EU, which simply put, is not a viable candidate despite the many pronouncements of America’s lucrative prophecy industrialists. That is not to say that the EU will not play a prominent role in building and being part of the antichrist's kingdom, it will be, But it and it alone is probably not this final empire. So lets take a look at the ten kings from which the antichrist will arise again:

 

And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. (Rev 17:16-17)

 

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Rev 17:9-14)



These are some clues to the identity of the this final beast. The ten kings are present as well as the seven heads. These heads are what the whore of Babylon sits on, exercising power and authority.

Lets take a look at the seven heads. Tradition has it that these are seven successive empires of history from Assyria to Rome. This makes sense, that is the implied meaning especially when one considers five are fallen. However, what if  these kings, including that fallen ones are concurrently in existence as nations, but not as empires? That is, the five fallen kings are nations that exist but are no longer empires, BUT THEY ONCE WERE. There is an entity that had for a long time  has seven heads, and now has eight and Five, at one time in the past, were empires that have fallen. Perspective is key here because many have taught that the five fallen must have fallen in Johns day, well, what if the angel is saying at the time they come into being forming this seven mountain ten horned entity, five are fallen? This would put a completely different spin on it. And remember that John saw the harlot (America) on top of (in control of) the seven mountains (rev 17:9).



G7-G8

One possibility of the seven mountain entity (Rev 17:9) is an entity that has enormous Global power.  Interestingly and perhaps not coincidently, America is preeminent over this seven-nation entity. This is the G7. It has seven and now, very recently, gained an eighth member. This is the G-8, formerly the G-7. Russia being the eighth (who many believe is Gog of Ezekiel 38-39) and if this interpretation is correct, will go into perdition (17:11), because it will, according to many prophecy scholars, invade Israel. These nations are important nations and when they formed, five had been fallen (empires) at the inception of the G7  (Past empires are Britain, Japan, France, Germany and Italy).  One is still an empire (US) Canada was never an empire and Russia has now joined making it eight, just like the biblical entity.

I quote:


"Since 1975, the heads of state or government of the major industrial democracies have been meeting annually to deal with the major economic and political issues facing their domestic societies and the international community as a whole. The six countries at the first Summit, held at Rambouillet, France in November 1975, were France, the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan and Italy. They were joined by Canada at the San Juan, Puerto Rico Summit of 1976, and by the European Community at the London Summit of 1977. Since then membership in the G7 has been fixed, although 15 developing countries' leaders met with the G7 leaders on the eve of the 1989 Paris Summit, and the USSR and then Russia have had a post-Summit dialogue with the G7 since 1991. Starting with the 1994 Naples Summit, the G7 and Russia have met as the P8 ("Political 8"), following each G7 Summit. The Denver Summit of the Eight was a milestone, marking full Russian participation in all but financial and certain economic discussions; and the 1998 Birmingham Summit saw full Russian participation, giving birth to the G8 (although the G7 continues to function along side the formal summits)."  - ( From the G8’s home page)


I am not saying with certainty that the G7/G8 are the seven heads of revelation 17, but the parallels are far too close to ignore, as almost every so-called prophecy 'expert' does. Furthermore, their power is felt all over the globe. It is they who decide who gets IMF loans and who does not. It is they who decide who gets on the UN Security Council and who does not. It is they who decide who gets development aid in the world and who does not, how political conflicts are resolved, etc. They are assisting in bringing in the Global beast and bringing about the global system of governance. No, this is not what Grant Jeffery or Hal Linday are saying in their best-selling books. No, It is not what you hear the 'experts' on Shortwave say, and no it is not what many of America's hate religions posing as Christianity are saying. I ask all of you to look at this entity closely and prayerfully. I exhort you to jettison so much of the old teachings that have been prevalent in the US and give it a new and fresh look. The biggest problem with all of these so-called experts is that it is always close, but not now, nearby but never us, it is never HERE AND NOW!

 

A Unified Arab League.


This is a possibility that probably has the most support in scripture. The region has always had a close geographical ties to Israel, the center of all prophetic interpretation. The fact that there is presently a ten nation confederation of Islamic nations called OAPEC (Organization of Arab Petroleum exporting Countries) should give us a moment to consider this possibility.


1.Algeria

2.Bahrain

3.Egypt

4.Iraq

5.Kuwait

6.Libya

7.Qatar

8.Saudi Arabia

9.Syria

10.United Arab Emirates


This is the list of nations who are members of OAPEC. There are two questions that need to asked; 1) do they or is there a real potential for hatred of the Harlot (America) and 2) Are they enemies of Israel?


The answer to the first question is probably yes, and as our action in the world become increasingly reckless in killing Arabs and Muslims, this answer becomes more convincing. The answer to the second is obviously yes.  The third question is this; is it possible for them to step in after the harlot is destroyed and take over the global economic and political system? The answer here is more ambiguous. But it is probably yes. Not because they posses the military might to take over the world, but that they possess the one commodity in abundance that the world needs if the wheels of commerce are to keep turning. That being oil. Oil is becoming more, not less important in the world today. With oil’s scarcity comes power, with the slow and inevitable crash of the fiat, money system of the west, and the increasing oil hunger by nations like China, this will eventually bring these nations great power and real wealth, once they are politically strong enough to trade their oil for something other than paper dollars.  The real issue is, can they and do they have the capability to burn the harlot and make her desolate? The answer appears to be no as of the time of this writing. However, should these nation be backed into a corner politically and see that terrorism is the only weapon they posses to protect their interests, then that answer could very easily become yes.

 

It must be remembered that historically, it is these nations that have been the enemies of Israel and it is of these nations that the prophets spoke of at length the cities are often listed are still on the map today, Gaza, Damascus, Nineveh and more. They seem to have a key importance in the last days and the coming “Day Of The LORD”. Many prophecy teachers are so western oriented that they forget that Israel is still the center of the attention when it comes the Bible prophecy, at least as far as the nations of the earth are concerned. So they cannot conceive of the fact that the western dominated political and financial system could one day be overthrown... in one hour. The only nation that fills the parameters of this kind destruction is America, and the financial capital of the world where the current Global Governance (UN) system dwells, New York. This is the only city and nation that fills all (not just some) of the parameters met by God. Please read this article if you are unconvinced.

 

A Revised Security Council


This is a real possibility as there has been a move on for some time to revise the security Council and add more members. Members that would have important economic, if not military, power. Germany and Japan are the first nations that will gain entry as permanent members, the rest will be decided by the UN. This is a possibility put forth by James Lloyd.

 

To add to Mr. Lloyd’s fine work, is the plan by the Club of Rome to eventually divide the earth into 10 regions…

this could very well be how the earth is divided up by the UN after the correct crisis has occurred or been manufactured. People are losing confidence in national governments ability to solve problems. Given the a global financial collapse of the magnitude that this author believes is occurring now and will culminate with the destruction of Babylon, such an event would seem to be (to the unsuspecting) the only real solution to the Globes problems.

 

It must be noted clearly and concisely here that the Antichrist comes out of a system of 10 kings. This is confirmed in both Daniel and the book of Revelation. Of this system, the prophet Daniel says:

 

And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. (Dan 7:24)

and

After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns. I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. (Dan 7:7-9)

The meaning of these verses is clear, there will arise out of the earth a system of global governance that will have 10 kings. And from this system one will arise after them. This will be the man of sin, the son of perdition, the antichrist. The the entire system of 10 kings must arise first before the antichrist is revealed. Those who try to predict the actual person by name are in error because the final system that brings him about is not in power yet. For more about the 10 kings click here.


America


Yes America is a possibility even after large sections of her are destroyed. It would be a very different and Satanic America that could rise from the ashes of her destruction and be the head that has the deadly would that is healed (Rev 13:3; 13:12) This admittedly is the least likely but still intriguing possibility. The majority of the technology for the emerging global electronic plantation resides in America. The main problem with this interpretation is that their must be ten kings ( who have no kingdom yet) who hate the whore (New York centered  commercial, political Babylon) before she is destroyed and then take over. This perhaps could be the 10 regions that are now in effect over America as federal emergency management regions.


 

The column on the left shows you the regions

 

Here are there geographical areas

 

The 10 Federal Regions

REGION I: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont. Regional Capitol: Boston

REGION II: New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Island. Regional Capitol: New York City

REGION III: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia. Regional Capitol: Philadelphia

REGION IV: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee. Regional Capitol: Atlanta

REGION V: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin. Regional Capitol: Chicago

REGION VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas. Regional Capitol: Dallas-Fort Worth

REGION VII: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska. Regional Capitol: Kansas City

REGION VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming. Regional Capitol: Denver

REGION IX: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada. Regional Capitol: San Francisco

REGION X: Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho. Regional Capitol: Seattle

Now yes, it is a little far fetched to think of what would essentially be a coup by the ten federal agencies, but then an emergency in America as described in the Bible would certainly activate these 10 regions and they would have the power. It certainly follows that as the scripture says these 10 kings have no kingdom yet, but would (if this scenario is correct) be kings with the beast. I am not advocating this scenario, I merely state is so that people will diligently study the word and at least know, I mean really know what to look for. It may not be for us to know exactly who or what group of nations will be the beast to the minutest detail until it actually happens. But I give all a solemn warning, if you have not diligently studied the word for yourself and cease relying on the false Shepard’s of Babylon to (mis)guide you, you will surely fall in to the pit…the eternal pit. Because you simply will not recognize it when it comes to power. Because the devil is very good and getting people to look in the wrong direction while he does his work. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled right in front of everyone’s noses but only a few will see it, just like in Christ's time.



I would look for America's new 'War On Terror' to bring about the ten kings and later, the antichrist. Since it is clear that he will arise of the the old Greek empire, rather than Rome, we should keep our eyes on what is going on geographically in this region. It includes:


Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro (Currently have US/UN peacekeepers) Bulgaria, Greece (one in NATO, the other negotiating bases with America), Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan (two still on America's terror list, two already invaded) Portions of India, Pakistan, Palestine, {including Israel, Jordan} Lebanon and Egypt , (areas more problematic for the American Empire) .


I believe it entirely possible that America's sphere of influence will eventually encompasses all the above nations. These nations will eventually tire of America's dominance and rid themselves of her vileness via a surprise nuclear attack. Recently in the heavens, I believe, the command has gone forth that America is to 'go forth and conquer' these lands to prepare the last formation of the end-times system. Probably the most powerful and influential group in America is the Council on Foreign Relations. It's Power reaches to the highest levels of the Democratic and Republican parties. Most Presidents, Secretaries of State,  Secretaries of the Treasuries and Secretaries of Defense come from this organization regardless of the political party. The CFR and its sister organizations are the real Government of the United States as they control the entire political process in America from the Department Of Justice to the mainstream media to the White House and key members of Congress.


The Motto at the bottom of the Man Riding The White Horse means 'everywhere'. This is the official motto and 'seal' of the Council On Foreign Relations

 

And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer. (Rev 6:2)


And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. (Rev 17: 12-13)
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. (Rev 17:16-17)



The G10



Here is a possibility that many do not and will not see and get rather irate when you suggest it. The G10 nations are all part of that great Post War system of international finance and governance that wields great power on the world's stage. Here are the G10 Nations


  1. Belgium

  2. Canada

  3. France

  4. Germany

  5. Italy

  6. Japan

  7. Netherlands

  8. Sweden

  9. Switzerland

  10. United Kingdom

  11. United States


What? There are actually eleven nations listed. How can that be?


And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. (Dan 7:24)


There were 10 nations originally when it was formed in 1946 and they were all members of the IMF. Later, in 1984, Switzerland (a neutral country) joined the group. Switzerland is by no means a super power or even great power militarily, indeed it is a very unique nation and has been for many years. It is where the Bank for International Settlements is located and it is also where many UN agencies have their headquarters. It is, by virtue of its neutrality a good place for international peace organizations as well as banks to do business. This is an interesting possibility but it as much as it appears to fulfill many of the parameters of the prophecy, the book of Revelation seems to throw some cold water on this as John says that they 'have no kingdom as yet'. How this phrase is viewed is key to understanding the nature of this beast and the identity of the ten kings. It is true that America, is at the head of (rides) this organization as the most powerful country and having the most influence (by far) when the G10 formulate its policies and America's currency is the reserve currency of the world. The vision of the G10 is the same as the that of the G7/G8; it is of a global government with western capitalism at the head. In other words the entire purpose of their existence is to bring about an international/global financial system, the key component of a world government. If America or New York ever gets destroyed, the UN would almost certainly move to Switzerland.


These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

(Rev 17:13)


This is an interesting possibility that should not be ignored just because it has been put forth by someone other than the so-called prophecy experts of America-Babylonian Christendom. This theory is just that, a theory like the others in this entire section and should be considered ONLY as a theory that appears to fit most of the parameters of the prophecy. The test here will be to see how and if this small little nation brings down or swallows up (probably economically) three others.


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In response to those who take issue with the term ‘antichrist’ and the antichrist’s relationship to the Abomination of Desolation.

 

As far as the doctrine of the antichrist is concerned, I will not argue over nomenclature with those who do not understand the entire spiritual/political/economic aspects of the coming man of sin. I have studied the doctrine of the antichrist (man of sin, little horn) and the second coming from every possible perspective, from many different people, Godly men and heretics (if only to know what they teach in order to refute it). There is a small mystery here. Books filling many rooms could be written about this issue. I have sought the guidance of Christ and the Holy Spirit on this and where I am unsure of things, I clearly state it. I am not a prophet and do not say ‘my way or the highway’ or ‘everyone else who doesn’t agree is a heretic or an evil deceiver’. There is far too much of that accusatory spirit with Christians and those in the so-called 'remnant' movement and I will not be a party to that spirit, and I will not countenance those that do. I am not like so many that says, ‘thus saith’ when God has not spoken. I reveal what my studies have shown me in order to challenge people to go to the Bible and LOOK FOR THEMSELVES and not be so rigid and unbending in their views that they miss out on the truth.

 

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I tie Paul’s reference (2Thess 2:4) to Christ’s mention of the Abomination of Desolation (Matt 24/Daniel) for an important reason. Both discuss a specific incident associated with either a Holy Place or Temple. Second, the prophecy in Daniel that Christ refers to is complicated and somewhat confusing because there are a lot of characters and a lot of indefinite pronouns. It appears that the ‘he’ (Daniel 11:28-31)[i] consistently referred to, is the final man who rules over the ten horned beast and the ‘they’ are his forces and supporters[ii]. This event is yet future as Christ makes it clear that this is the time of Great Tribulation (Matt 24:20). Many believe that this is a past event fulfilled with Titus’ invasion of Jerusalem, as he did defile the temple. I believe that this is clearly a future event both to Christ’s day and our time and unless I am missing something, Titus was not destroyed by the brightness of Christ's coming (vs. 8). Second, Paul’s statements in 2 Thessalonians would be singular in that he would be the only one really mentioning this monumental event if it has no bearing to other well known prophetic event of the end times. This event would be amplified and born witness to in other scriptures. Yes, I agree that it is not crystal clear and we should not make an automatic assumption that they are the same, and I say that it is possible, but highly unlikely that they are different events. And like the abominations of Antiochus Epiphanies and Titus, there may be more than one fulfillment or more correctly, aspect of fulfillment that we have yet to discern. I believe that Paul is referring to the culmination of the mystery of iniquity which he describes in the first 12 verses of 2 Thessalonians. Could these verses instead refer to a false prophet or false messiah? Yes they could but from my understanding of the two horned system of the False Prophet (Rev 13), it is he that actually causes the world to receive the mark of the Beast and causes the worship, not of himself, but of the Beast. The two work together (The False Prophet and the 10 Horned Beast) the false prophet supports the evil offices of the Beast Government that has ten kings, in Daniel and Revelation. Remember that this king will plant the tabernacles of his palace in Israel (See Dan 11:45).  

And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Dan 7:24-25)

 

Notice it is at this time that the judgment shall sit and take away his kingdom and destroy it

 

But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. (Dan 7:26-27)

 

Now Paul claims that the man of sin will blaspheme God (by calling himself God) and then will be destroyed by the brightness of Christ’s coming. These sound far too similar to be a coincidence and remember Christ told us to remember what Daniel the prophet said. Paul has only done what we Christians should do, gone back to the source material quoted by Christ: Daniel 11 and Daniel 7.

 

So this king of the north found in Daniel Chapter 11 is an important entity, he will spend time in Israel and I think that this is what Paul is referring to. Satan’s plan has always been to undermine the living God and steal his worship; in short this is the real spirit of antichrist. The conundrum here is that this king seems to be the king of the North and then is troubled by tidings out of the north.

 

I believe that they all refer to the same event, one passage amplifies the other, and Christ refers to Daniel, and Paul amplifies what Christ said and Revelation ties it all together.

 




I think that all of these passages are talking about the same event. I believe that Revelation Chapter 13 is talking of the same event but once again, John is much broader in some respects and much more specific in others. There will be a singular worship associated with this system and if you do not ‘bow down’ you will die. I think that each is looking at the same event from different perspectives Christ in respect to the signs of his coming, Daniel in respect to the final disposition of His people (physical Israel), Paul in relation to the Gentile Church and John the Revelator from a panoramic (he was in heaven and saw these things) perspective. Each witness is important and each has something to contribute that is somewhat unique. I always try to remember the actual question that was being asked when I read these prophecies. Christ was asked a specific question in Matt 24, Daniel asked a specific question. Paul was trying to pacify the Church to not be shaken in mind, etc. I do not minimize the importance of questions when dealing with prophecies because they allow us to put the answer in its proper perspective. I always remember who is speaking to whom and why is the conversation being recorded for our edification. The setting and questions in these passages are also scripture and are not there for decoration. And remember John’s letters; his Gospel and Revelation are always a little different that the other prophets and apostles. He seems to have always had a different and deeper revelation than the others. And this is because Christ had a special love for John. (John 13:23, 21:7). He records things in his gospel that none of the other three covers. Indeed Scholars have a special name for it. The first three gospels are called synoptic gospels, John’s is called Johanine. This is always good to remember when reading Johns material. He always has something deeper and more profound to add to the record. It is no different in the book of Revelation.

 

Additionally, we notice many of the same things (referring to the chart) in the whore of Babylon, there is blasphemy, there is persecution of the saints, and there is a mystery. The whore is very much associated the ten-horned beast as she in control of it and notice that she is destroyed by the ten kings. This may refer to the Daniels statement that ‘tiding out of the east and the north trouble him’ (Dan 11:44) I cannot be certain of that, it is not clear but it does seem to track.  However here there is no mention of any abomination in John’s Revelation, unless the worship of the image of the Beast is this Abomination, and I think this very likely. It seems difficult to fathom that Christ would leave it out of the book of Revelation when in Matt 24 he told us to understand it with unusual emphasis. I cannot be absolutely certain of this; however, once again, such an act of such importance to the saints would be borne witness to in other scriptures.

 

Without writing a book I will say this as well, I do not believe that Daniel 9:27 is referring to the abomination of Desolation that Christ refers to. A careful reading of the verse reveals several things one of which is that no mention of any wicked man is mentioned but seems to refer to a ‘cause and effect’ relationship because of abominations. ‘he’ may refer to the people of the prince that shall come, the passage is not clear and once again you have indefinite pronouns which  are not clearly defined as to who they refer to. ‘He’ will make the sanctuary desolate , which did happen after the crucifixion and subsequent destruction of the temple, leaving it desolate after the 69 weeks. Remember, the Messiah was cutoff after 3 1/2 years of ministry (the midst of the week). This passage is often referred to as being in reference to a 7 year treaty that the Antichrist sings with the Jews. A careful reading of this entire passage does not bear this out, even though those of America's religious establishment have taught this over and over again. A brief but interesting article on this can be found here. This does not mean that there will not be any peace treaty in Jerusalem, indeed there are other scriptures that seem to indicate that there may very well be. It is just that Daniel 9:24ff does not appear to refer to it.

However in Daniel 11, “he” and ‘they’ are obviously evil ones who commits and sets up some sort of  an abomination and remember, the prophecy in Daniel 9:27 is in direct reference to the work of Christ (Dan 9:24). The real question is who is the ‘he’ in Dan 9:27 and since the entire passage is in reference to the Messiah's work of the cross

 

to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness

 

Having said all this…

 

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.  (1Jo 2:18)

 

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  (1Jo 2:22)

 

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  (1Jo 4:3)

 

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist(2Jo 1:7)

 

I do not apologize for the use of the term antichrist. I believe that they are consistent with the spirit of those who work for satan, aid in setting up his kingdom and system, destroying the house of God and the message of the gospel, deceiving the world and will culminate with the ultimate blasphemy of the abomination and the worship of the image of the beast. I do not separate the spiritual acts from the temporal because that which happens in the temporal has its roots in the spiritual. He will oppose and exalt himself above God, (this is a denial of Christ; the Father and the Son) He will proclaim himself God (this is a denial of Christ; the Father and the Son) he will Blaspheme those in Heaven (this is a denial of Christ; the Father and the Son). THIS IS THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST. Even Paul seems to support this statement when he talks about the mystery of iniquity being already at work. John saw the same things but called it the spirit of antichrist (1 John 2:18). In revelation he calls it Mystery Babylon. They all have their roots in a satanic rebellion against God that will culminate at the end of the age but had already been detected by the holy apostles 2000 years ago. Even David spoke about it;

 

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying], Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they that put their trust in him.

(Psa 2:1-12)

I quote this because it is key in describing the spirit of rebellion against God by the kings of the earth, and I do think that the Psalms contain many interesting prophecies if we really dig for them.

A book could be written on this; I will be humble in my search for the truth and not be so wedded to pet doctrines that I cannot change when God grants me greater light. And I exhort everyone of you to do the same. There is nothing harder to combat than a lie that is firmly believed to be the truth.

These are all spiritual matters that must be spiritually discerned. If we are obedient to all of his commandments including the politically incorrect ones (take heed here all of you) and are humble and from the heart acknowledge our absolute ignorance, then and only then after asking God to show us, he will show us. These things are difficult to understand for a reason and Christ deliberately obscured some of his teachings.

 

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  (Mat 13:11)


CONCLUSION


So let us remember the basics here, the man of sin, little horn or antichrist rises out of a system of 10 kings. The system of ten kings is controlled by the harlot, Babylon and the entire system is given its power by the dragon, Satan.  Many people get a little too hung up on if it is a 'Masonic conspiracy' or a 'Jesuit conspiracy' or a 'globalist conspiracy'. They are all the same conspiracy. It is part of a Satanic conspiracy to control the globe for the prince of darkness. God has given us a witness as to the final form the system will take. Ten kings ruled by a harlot controlled by the devil. That system is not fully here yet, but true, born-again Christians who are awake and are not sleeping can and are seeing this system coming into being. It is not far off.

These are events that we should watch and watch carefully. America's new role as Global conqueror is very significant prophetically.


Finally rather than say 'thus saith the LORD' when the LORD has not spoken as just about every other prophecy 'expert' does, I have only looked at this issue as a student does and passed on some of what I have discovered to you the reader. You may make your own determinations about it. I am no 'expert' as they are called today but a very humble servant of Jesus Christ. If some of this seems a little vague or unclear in parts it is because I have not been charged to write a book on this rather, it is written to point you in a direction that should cause your to open you Bibles and study these things for yourself. Please do not write me with your “I don't agree” and your “how dare you” and your accusations, so many of which come from below (as in hades). Read and study these things for yourself. God has given us his witness in the word of God it is your responsibility to study it! Some of these things have not been revealed completely to any of us yet. They will be soon. That is, they will be to all who love Christ and do his commandments.


Brothers and sisters let us love one another.


Let us keep an eye on these things and lift up our heads for our redemption draws near!!


Mark S. Watson

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1Remember that America whose symbol is the Eagle came from Great Britain whose symbol is the Lion.

2( Dan Chapter2) - And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep broke from him. Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to show the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream. Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriac, O king, live forever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation. The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. But if ye show the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honor: therefore show me the dream, and the interpretation thereof. They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation of it. The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me. But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can show me the interpretation thereof. The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can show the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain. Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon: He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would show the king the interpretation. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter. Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will show unto the king the interpretation. Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart. Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshiped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odors unto him. The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

(Dan 2:1-49)


2-  Many very insightful and Godly teachers believe that the Antichrist will not enter into a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. This has been the traditional interpretation of this verse (2Thes2:4). They correctly point out that believers are now the temple of God and they constitute God's sanctuary on earth. This is absolutely correct as Paul makes clear in 2Cor 6:16 (cf John 2:19). However, this does not refer as much to a building built by men, like a Church but the physical body of all true believers the word used here for temple is naos, [G3485 ναός naos; nah-os' - from a primary word ναίω naiō (to dwell); a fane, shrine, temple: - shrine, temple. Compare G2411]. It is difficult (though not impossible) for this author to envision how this verse could be fulfilled in such manner with the true Church of God. It seems more likely that the Antichrist will set up 'shop' in Jerusalem and proclaim himself God. Nevertheless, there may be some kind of dual fulfillment here and while the Antichrist may go to Jerusalem and proclaim himself God on earth there may be another more subtle and spiritual fulfillment going on in the Church. Perhaps the corporate Church will assist the man of sin and confirm the man of sin's claim to be god. I confess this is still somewhat of a mystery to me as to how it will all be fulfilled in the end.



[i] Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart [shall be] against the holy covenant; and he shall do [exploits], and return to his own land. At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

(Dan 11:28-31)

[ii] This could possibly refer to the two horned false prophet because the angel is interpreting the vision of the Ram and the He goat and this system has two horns (Dan 8:3). This is prophecy is given to Daniel just after the prophecy of the ten horned Beast. This is significant because John the Revelator mentions the 10 horned beast and then goes directly into the 2 horned beast or false prophet (coincidence?). There are no coincidences in the Bible! John is amplifying and givingu s further insight into what Daniel saw because these things were sealed to Daniel And John is revealing them (See Rev 22:10 and Dan 12:9).